Beware Buying a New Computer
By: Matthew Williams
Why would you pay for something that cost as much as a car and not buy it with the same scrutiny as you would with a car.
Rule 1 - You get what you pay for.
If the deal is great there is a reason it is great. The computer industry is there to make money they donít give anything away for free. The predictions of profits were greater than what has actually happened and the industry has become cut throat. Computer prices came down and to be competitive they have had to do things that are not in the best interest of the buyer. Look at all the computer manufactures that have gone under.
Rule 2 - Counting on your Stupidity
The CEO of the company I worked for was heard to say ďThere will always be enough first time buyersĒ. The devils of the computer industry counts on your stupidity of computer systems especially:
Rule 3 - Strangling Distance.
Buy from someone, which is close enough to hurt if they rip you off. Some people buy computers on the Television. Would you buy a car as is from the Television? No you would take it for a test drive. You would buy it from a dealer. You would find out the reputation of the dealer. You would have the car checked out by another mechanic.
Who is going to repair your computer? If something is wrong you have to pay shipping for repairs. They may lie to you and say they will pay it. If you donít have it writing the deal does not exist. Things break on computers. They are delicate pieces of machinery. Someday you will have to replace things. Most Warrantees have unbendable time limits find out what is covered. This is very important! Some companies that offer a 5year warranty are usually a limited warranty. It may just cover only the motherboard or only the CPU and does not cover man made problems or lightning strike.
The thinking of the industry is: The sooner your warranty runs out, the more the profit they have made. Most of the cost in your system is the cost for replacing your parts. Parts arenít tested till your system is put together and if they have a faulty quality check. I know of a customer who received a system missing a floppy drive. The space was empty. Not plate to cover the empty gapping hole just an empty space. The company who did these claims a 100% quality check with so many points of being checked.
Rule 4 - Awards mean nothing.
Awards given to companies are many times a lie. The main company owns the magazine or the organization that gives the award. They may sell a crap product but they can give themselves an air of legitimacy by saying so-and-so says itís the best product on the market. You can check the web for anti-(computer manufacturer) websites of angry customers who bought the computer from that company and other dissatisfied customers have also sent complaints.
Rule 5 - When a lot of money is involved. Fraud is common.
When money in $1000 dollar mark changes hands dishonesty is common.
The devils count on you to be too tired, to stupid, and too weak to make sure they do right by you. If only one out of a million does a lawsuit and the company makes good to that one who files a lawsuit so they only get what they paid for. They come out on top still. They donít loose any money. They rip enough people off to still have large profits. If you donít want hardship. If you donít want to have to go threw a lawsuit. AVOID THEM.
Rule 6 - Company Computer, if it is important and going to make you money buy the best!
I had on the phone a customer who was crying because they had bought the computer so they could run their home business. They had one problem after another and had lost business. The computer company is not held responsible by law of loss of business or loss of data. You want a way to back up data to protect yourself from your computer dying. The customer had bought an inferior system for the purpose. They thought they were saving money and getting more and they did get more. More heartache, more hardship, more anger, more problems, more functions than what they needed for their business. Buy what you need not glamour, bells and whistles.
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